The only thing worse than her spelling, is her reading. This creates a double edged sword when it comes to doing homework or getting ready for tests. Especially, spelling tests.
Her latest first grade spelling list contained the word, "shirt". We focused on the "sh" in the beginning and the "t" in the end. Evidently, I should've paid more attention to the 'r' in the middle.
Slowly moving my finger along the word for the hundredth time, I tried again, "Sound it out".
Putting her pencil down, she began, "Shiiiiiiiiit".
She was as serious as she could be, looking to me for confirmation.
Trying to hold my smile from painfully wanting to escape, I pointed back to the word. "Let's try again, baby. Really look at each letter."
"Shiiiiiit. That's it, right? Shit? Isn't that it?"
From the other room, my husband's confused expression popped around the corner, "What's going on?"
"We're working on spelling words."
"From what list?!"
Lauren Elizabeth held up her words, "Look, right here. We're on this one. Shit."
Watching his reaction to his six year old blurting out her spelling words like a sailor, finally did me in. I fell out laughing until I tried to get it together and begin again.
I don't want to think about how her test is going to go tomorrow, but more importantly, I desperately hope she doesn't decide to study out loud in class beforehand.